Benjamin Moore Santa Fe Tan 2097-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Santa Fe Tan paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2097-40. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Santa Fe Tan 2097-40
Color code:2097-40
Color name:Santa Fe Tan
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Santa Fe Tan

Santa Fe Tan 2097-40 has an LRV of 24.6% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 24.60% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Benjamin Moore Santa Fe Tan undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Santa Fe Tan undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

159, 127, 115

Is Benjamin Moore Santa Fe Tan 2097-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 16° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2097-40 Santa Fe Tan HSL code: 16, 19%, 54%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Warm Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Benjamin Moore Santa Fe Tan:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Santa Fe Tan 2097-40 vs Driftwood 2107-40

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Santa Fe Tan 2097-40 vs Benjamin Moore Driftwood 2107-40Open Santa Fe Tan 2097-40
LRV: 24.6%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 25.29%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Santa Fe Tan 2097-40 vs Dusty Ranch Brown 2105-40

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Santa Fe Tan 2097-40 vs Benjamin Moore Dusty Ranch Brown 2105-40Open Santa Fe Tan 2097-40
LRV: 24.6%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 24.19%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#9F7F73copy color code
RGB Decimal159, 127, 115copy color code
RGB Percent62.35%, 49.80%, 45.10%copy color code
HSVHue: 16° Saturation: 27.67% Value: 62.35%copy color code
HSLhsl(16, 19, 54)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 20.13 Yellow: 27.67 Key: 37.65copy color code
YIQY: 135.2 I: 22.925 Q: 3.035copy color code
XYZX: 24.982 Y: 23.789 Z: 19.491copy color code
CIE LabL:55.875 a:10.474 b:11.207copy color code
CIE LuvL:55.875 u:21.155 v:13.028copy color code
Decimal10452851copy color code
Hunter lab48.774, 6.075, 10.448copy color code
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